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4GB SanDisk Cruzer USB £9.99 delivered @ Play

£9.99 @ Play.Com
I've seen the 2GB Cruzer for £4.99 posted recently, but not the 4GB one. I think this is one of the best USB sticks available as its just so small & easily fits onto your keys etc Read More
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I've seen the 2GB Cruzer for £4.99 posted recently, but not the 4GB one.

I think this is one of the best USB sticks available as its just so small & easily fits onto your keys etc
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#1
Amazon do the Sandisk 4gb cruzer micro u3 smart for £7.49, but need to spend £15 for free delivery.
#2
andym6561;1726383
Amazon do the Sandisk 4gb cruzer micro u3 smart for £7.49, but need to spend £15 for free delivery.
You actually have to spend £14.98, so you could buy 2 and get free delivery.

Although I believe this isn't available from amazon but from one of the other sellers at amazon so probably will have to pay delivery - sorry.
#3
can this be used with Windows Vista ?
#4
lesleysherrock;1726589
can this be used with Windows Vista ?


Yes.

Personally i'd pay a bit extra (possibly 50% but worth it) and go for the more robust titanium version. Otherwise these bog standard ones fall apart after carrying them around for a while.
#5
What a bargain.
#6
RedOnRed
Yes.

Personally i'd pay a bit extra (possibly 50% but worth it) and go for the more robust titanium version. Otherwise these bog standard ones fall apart after carrying them around for a while.


Mine has after one week! It's going back for sure.
#7
Dogpitt;1726632
Mine has after one week! It's going back for sure.


It doesn't surprise me. Unless you're keeping one of these basic pen drives in a box wrapped in cotton wool (which defeats its purpose) they break in no time and are a false economy.

I've had a rubber cased Corsair Voyager for over a year now and it's like new.

These pen drives are by no means all the same. My advice is to pay a bit extra on a reasonably fast one which is robust, or if you do go for a cheapo one you'll just sit for ages watching it read/write and falling apart.
#8
Are you sure it was this model that fell apart after a week?

This cruzer micro is ALL metal, with a soft rubber sheath to protect it. The only bit that I can think might break is the little plastic keyring thing on the bottom. I've been using the smaller 1GB one of this for about 2 years
#9
plastic keyring thing? hmmm, not ideal -- i had a kingston USB stick and this plastic keyring latch broke off

great price, heat added
#10
Im looking for a 8gb one for around £20, Is this possible? for a half decent 1? or i might have to purchase 2 of these.
#11
Bought one of these for £14.99 at Play a few weeks ago, so this is a great price. Heat added!
Been using it in Vista as a readyboost drive, though not sure it has been of any benefit!
#12
J4GG4, there are quite a few 8GB flash drives on Play.com for about £18 delivered (just type 8GB USB into the search box), but I don't know how well these perform.
If you want the same model as in this post, I have seen the 8GB version & the best price is £18 from mymemory, but you do have to pay £3.95P&P so not quite as good a deal.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/158134/8gb-sandisk-cruzer-usb-21-94-delive/
Mymemory are ligit & don't sell fakes
banned#13
I've had a few of these exact model USB drives - and all the comments are correct.

Spend a bit more on a more robust one.

While these do look smart, and are tiny, the plastic keyring bit is ****. They break within next to no time.
#14
I regret buying my 4GB Freecom usb for £11 2 weeks ago as i oringally wanted this as its faster and smaller :(
#15
Any recommendations on a good 4gig one thats robust and can be used with Vista aswell as XP then ?
Looking at the 4gig Corsair ones on amazon they dont say compatible with Vista so i guess its pot luck if they do. Also they are from a trader and not amazon, so p&p is bumped up as usual.
#16
This 4GB one IS robust. I'm not sure why some people are knocking it. It's small, fast & good value for the money.
The actual flash drive part is completely metal & solid. There is no absolutely chance that it will break or fall apart unless you take a chainsaw to it. On top of that, it has a soft rubber sheath which protects it from knocks.
The only downside that people are knocking, is that the keyring bit at the back is plastic & might break off. Even if this happens, all this means is that you can't attach it to your keys anymore, but the important job of storing/tranferring your files works just as well as before.

I've had mine for 2 years & the keyring hasn't broken off, & the flash drive part is definitely robust enough.
#17
I've got a 2 gig version. It's a great stick for the price, but the rubber cap and cover came off within days of getting it. I just removed it and it stays on a keyring now.

Voted hot anyway!
#18
Squelds;1727886
Any recommendations on a good 4gig one thats robust and can be used with Vista aswell as XP then ?
Looking at the 4gig Corsair ones on amazon they dont say compatible with Vista so i guess its pot luck if they do. Also they are from a trader and not amazon, so p&p is bumped up as usual.


As far as i'm aware all pen drives are Vista compatible - it's just that some places haven't updated their web site gumph. My Corsair Voyager certainly is. If you do have an issue with Vista, re-formatting the pen drive might help.

If you want a Corsair i'd recommend Scan which is where I got mine from.
#19
All pen drives are vista compatible, but many are not readyboost compatible as they are too slow.
I got the capless PNY 8gb from play.com last week, and its really slow. I mean 2 meg a second write on vista, plugged into the rear of the PC.

I'm RMA'd it and they said they would refund if I send it back
#20
Wots RMA'd?
#21
Anarchist
I've had a few of these exact model USB drives - and all the comments are correct.

Spend a bit more on a more robust one.

While these do look smart, and are tiny, the plastic keyring bit is ****. They break within next to no time.


Thanks, think I will take the recommendations and go for the £16.99 titanium one - cheers!
#22
manzi
Wots RMA'd?


I can't remember what it stands for, but it means sending it back.

Why do people always ask "Does this work with Vista"? Vista and XP are pretty much the same thing (other than the graphics).
#23
I have owned 3 official "Pendrive" models now (all still working perfectly) and can honestly say, even though they are not readyboost compatible that they are the quickest USB flash drives that I have ever used. I have had a couple of Sandisk Cruzers which were okay but not anything special. The Pendrive is the one with the swivel brushed silver lid, but beware as there are many copycat versions out there that are poor performers. The official ones can be had at Microdirect and are very competitively priced (4Gb is £11.05 +del) and if someone has seen it cheaper then please let us all know as it is most welcome. NO, I don't work for Microdirect but I do live locally so I tend to use them often.
#24
Does anyone know which is better out of this and the readyboast one that was posted here a couple of days back.
#25
RedOnRed
Yes.

Personally i'd pay a bit extra (possibly 50% but worth it) and go for the more robust titanium version. Otherwise these bog standard ones fall apart after carrying them around for a while.

i think you've got it wrong, this is a different model to the one you are thinking, this has a 1-piece metal body, and comes with a clear rubber shell and lid

i have one, difficult to break, but you might lose the lid. great usb stick though, and looks badass when you remove the rubber completely
#26
Gone for the 4gig Corsair Voyager from ebuyer. Looks sturdy and for £12 quid odd (alongside other things to make up the free delivery) i cant complain. I only need it for storing proggys on for when setting up pcs (drivers, directx, nero, office, codecs, skins etc etc).

Thanx for all the advice though, ill think ill give the play one a miss due to poor reviews all round - even on other websites.
#27
starman0147
Does anyone know which is better out of this and the readyboast one that was posted here a couple of days back.


I'd prefer the readyboost version, even though I wouldn't use readyboost. But that deal has now expired. The price is now £11.17 and they are out of stock.
#28
I paid 8.49 for the 2Gb one in January. These prices keep dropping.
It's a bit slow to transfer compared to the Kingston drives I have though.
#29
You may like to consider the 8GB DaneElechttp://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_6&products_id=103796 for £17.49 plus £3 postage (for any quantity of items) and this one does write fast, when I tested it it wrote at between 7.5 - 9 Mbytes/s which is at least 2 X the minimum speed for Readyboost. http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/images/products/prod_103796.jpg This item is a smaller than normal flash stick, and very light.
#30
splender;1736461
You may like to consider the 8GB DaneElechttp://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_6&products_id=103796 for £17.49 plus £3 postage (for any quantity of items) and this one does write fast, when I tested it it wrote at between 7.5 - 9 Mbytes/s which is at least 2 X the minimum speed for Readyboost. http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/images/products/prod_103796.jpg This item is a smaller than normal flash stick, and very light.



Try a Corsair and you'll be blown away by the speed! Your tests are about a third of their speed.
#31
I got one of these and they are brilliant. The read speeds are pretty decent at 14MB/s from my testing. So this is the actual speed rather than what these companies market. This is the same speed i got from the u3 usb pens you get from sandisk, Easily enough for readyboost.

It is tiny and has a see silicone coating (like the ipod covers you get) and seems very well made.
#32
RedOnRed
Try a Corsair and you'll be blown away by the speed! Your tests are about a third of their speed.


He's put down write speeds. Corsairs cant write at 27MB/s.
edit:

In fact for the corsair 4GB flash voyager

http://www.techarp.com/review/Corsair/Flash_Voyager_4GB/write_mp3.gif
#33
ghost101;1754047
He's put down write speeds. Corsairs cant write at 27MB/s.
edit:

In fact for the corsair 4GB flash voyager

http://www.techarp.com/review/Corsair/Flash_Voyager_4GB/write_mp3.gif


Yeah, I might have been a bit out there, but it does feel three times faster.

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